September 27, 2008

DO YOU SUPPOSE HE CAN EVEN FIND INDIA ON A MAP?:

McCain's fantasy league of democracies (Derrick Z. Jackson, September 27, 2008, Boston Globe)

[T]here was a curious moment in this first debate that was a boomerang on that tactic, for anyone with the least bit of memory about the last 7 1/2 years. McCain said he would put pressure on Iran by forming a league of democracies, a group of nations with whom we share interests, ideals, and values.

A league of democracies? McCain was fortunate that Obama did not walk all over that one.

McCain's Republican Party, under President Bush, did everything it could in these last two terms to tell the world that we were in our own league.


Except that under W we've added Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, etc. to the list of democracies, added India, Indonesia, Brazil, etc. to the League, and our opponents in that effort--Schroeder, Chretien, Annan, and that French guy--have all been swept into the dustbin of History, replaced by pro-American leaders. Were Mr. Jackson less of a Realist he might notice reality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2008 8:24 AM
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